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Presley Carter[1]

Male c 1765 - c 1840


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  • Born  c 1765  Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  c 1840  Jefferson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Child(ren) of Presley (Blacksmith?) Carter S.2. and Anne Oney? Waddell , married 1789-01-29 Halifax Co VA

      1. Thornton (yes) Carter ca. 1790-- Halifax Co VA
      2. Paschal (Blacksmith) Carter 1792-03-03 Halifax Co VA 1878-06-10 Cleveland, Bradley Co TN
      3. Henrietta Carter ca. 1795-- Halifax Co VA
      4. Peyton Carter ca. 1797-- Halifax Co VA bef 1880-- Knox Co TN
      5. Stewart Carter ca. 1799-- Halifax Co VA
      6. William (Blacksmith) Carter 1810-07-31 Halifax Co VA 1895-05-13 Whitewright, Fannin Co TX


      Presley CARTER was born about 1765 in Halifax County, Virginia. (1) He resided in 1820 in Caswell County, North Carolina. (126) He died after 1820 in Tennessee. (302) Halifax County Land Records:
      On 29 Jan 1791, Presley bought 16 1/2 ac. in Halifax County from William WADDELL for 9 lbs. 15 shillings. Witnesses: Levin CARTER and Nathanial WADDELL. DB 15, p.137.
      On 19 Apr 1792, Presley bought from Noel WADDELL for 50 lbs. 200 ac. on Toby's Creek bounded by Philip THOMAS and RUSSELL. Not witnessed was presented in court by Noel himself. DB 15, p. 336
      On 3 Jul 1795, Presley CARTER deed to Abner RODING. Witnesses: John ATHERTON, James RODDEN, Frederick MILLER. DB 16, pg. 483.
      On 7 Apr 1805, Presley CARTER, Levin CARTER, Thompson CARTER and Frederick MILLER sold to Spencer CARTER, 100 acres of Richard CARTER's land. Parents: Richard CARTER and Frances __?__ .

      He was married to Oney WADDELL on 29 Jan 1789 in Halifax County, Virginia.(303) Children were: Thornton CARTER, Paschal CARTER, Peyton CARTER, Henrietta CARTER, Stewart CARTER, William CARTER
    • William Carter's will, probated July 27, 1812, mentions 195
      acres of land he had purchased from his father, George Carter. He left his estate to his brothers and sisters as follows: Mitty Norris, 250; Elizabeth Carter. 200; Melia Carter, 200; Anne Grayson, 50; George Carter. 50: and residue to brothers Presley and Everett.

      27. Presley Carter removed with his parents to Halifax
      County. In 1787 he was the security at the marriage of his
      sister Mary to Frederick Miller. In January, 1789, Presley Carter and Anne Waddell were married in Halifax. In 1791 and
      92 he purchased two tracts of land from persons by the name
      of Waddell; and in July, 1794, Presley Carter, of Pittsylvania County sold to Abner Rodney 199 acres of land in Halifax. Feb. 7, 1805, Thompson Carter, Frederick Miller, Presley Carter and Levin Carter sold to Spencer Carter a hundred acres of land lying on the Halifax side of the Pittsylvania line, and adjoining the land of Chas. E. Carter. This land presumably came to them from their father. Richard Carter. Presley Carter does not appear again in the records of either county. Presley and Anne Waddell Carter had issue four sons and probably other children. The sons were: Peyton, Paschal, William and Stewart Carter. Mr. Iverson Carter, an aged gentleman, who lives near Danville, Va., is a son of the latter, and writes that his uncles Peyton, Paschal and William settled at Dandridge,
      Tenn., and that his father, Stewart Carter, removed to Alabama, where he died, and that about 1840 the widow and her children returned to North Carolina. No other data of this branch.
    Person ID  I12954  Devin Timber
    Last Modified  9 Jun 2017 

    Father  Richard Carter,   b. c 1720, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1786, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Frances Walters,   b. c 1736, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1764  Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F22659  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann Oney Waddell,   b. c 1769 
    Married  29 Jan 1789  Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Thornton Carter,   b. 1790, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Paschal Carter,   b. 3 Mar 1792, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1878, Cleveland, Bradley Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Peyton Carter,   b. c 1797, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Knox County, Tennessee U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Stewart Carter,   b. c1799, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William Presley Carter, Jr.,   b. 31 Jul 1810, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1895, Whitewright, Fannin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Henrietta Carter,   b. c 1795, Halifax County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F4366  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/vitals/marriages/marr-grms-1753-1800.txt.
      New evidence has been discovered that this line is descended from Giles Carter;
      Halifax Marriages:
      July 25 1793 Carter Charles W. Ursula Palmer September 20 1792 Carter, Hartwell Sally Colquett
      April 4 1794 Carter,George Elizabeth Smith Cole
      April 4 1792 Carter, Joseph Sally Faulkner
      December 24 1790 Carter, Matthew Eliza Nash
      January 29 1789 Carter, Pressley Anne Waddell
      November 1 1792 Carter, Robert Unity Cook
      March 9 1798 Carter, Thomas Mary Powell

    2. [S67727] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston.
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~eazier1/Virginia/HalifaxCoVAMgTo1850-Grooms.htm
      CARTER, Prisley WADDELL, Oney 29 Jan 1789

      Halifax County Virginia Marriage Records (MB1/208) Library of Virginia, Richmond